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Blue Monk, the Elmwood Avenue restaurant that helped put Buffalo on the national craft beer map, is closing.The only question left is when, said Mike Shatzel, an owner. The restaurant, at 727 Elmwood Ave., could close April 1, or it may have until May 1. He hopes to hold events for a few special kegs he’s been saving, but “it’s in the lawyers’ hands right now,” Shatzel sai…

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The full menu isn’t for sale till next week, but Sterling Tap & Wurst already has the best sausage diversity in town. Blueberry venison. Elk apple. Cranberry boar. Smoked duck with apple brandy. Working with a cousin – Raymond “Skip” Wardynski of Wardynski’s Sausage, owner Kevin M. Brinkworth will be offering tubular meat experiences Buffalonians can only get at his p…

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A Blue Monk partner whose family owns the former Sterling Tavern building said he's aiming to redo and reopen the place by May. "This will be a sister restaurant to Blue Monk," said Kevin M. Brinkworth. "Same style, same look and feel, craft beer, comfort foods. We'd like to be the Blue Monk of North Buffalo." Its name isn't settled yet, Brinkworth said. Lloyd Taco's pro…